CAMPING GUIDELINES

Camping in Telluride is an experience not to be missed!

The RIDE Festival offers camping at Telluride Town Park Campground. Telluride Town Park Campground is located adjacent to the Festival grounds.  From the campground, you’ll be able to walk just a short distance to the Main Stage of the Festival.
Telluride Town Park Campground opens at 8:00 a.m. on Friday and closes at 11:00 a.m. on Monday. Prior to the RIDE Festival, you may camp at the Town Park Campground, paying an additional fee to Telluride Town Park. Please click here, Town Park Campground Information, for more information on camping in and around Telluride.
Public transportation in Telluride and Mountain Village is free via the Gondola, Galloping Goose Bus and Dial-A-Ride. The Galloping Goose Bus runs every 20 minutes in the Town of Telluride. The Gondola, Dial-A-Ride and Galloping Goose run from 7am to 2am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Important: Only weekend RIDE Festival Passholders may purchase festival campground Camping Passes during the weekend of The RIDE.

CAMPING OPTIONS

Telluride Town Park Weekend Camping Pass $70/person

  • Telluride Town Park Campground is located at 500 East Colorado Ave and is adjacent to the festival grounds.
  • You may arrive and set up camp beginning Friday at 8:00am, 24 hours a day.
  • Camping Passes are valid from 8:00am Friday through Monday at 11:00am.
  • There are no reservations for physical camping spots – camping is on a first come, first served basis. The campground is not split up into campsites.
  • A campground host is on duty to help you find an available campsite and to answer any camping questions.
  • Campground security and hosts are available 24/7 to enforce all rules.
  • Telluride Town Park Campground is available for camping prior to the festival, but you will need to pay the Town Park Campground fee in addition to your festival camping pass fee.  Visit www.TellurideTownParkCampground.com for more information.
  • Only RIDE Festival weekend pass holders may camp at festival campgrounds during the festival.
  • You must have both a camping pass and festival pass to enter the campground during the festival.
  • Camping Passes do not include admission into the festival.
  • Camping passes are sold per person and per vehicle, not per site.
  • Campground camping passes are not interchangeable.  For example, your Town of Telluride Camping pass does not permit you entry into the Lawson Hill Campground.
  • Single day camping passes are not available.  You may camp for one night, however the cost to camp is still the price of three days.
  • If you do not purchase a vehicle or RV pass, campers may drive into the campground for 30 minutes to unload gear then upon departure, will be given a permit and directed to FREE off-site parking.
  • Children aged 12 and under are free in the campground and festival.  Children must wear a festival wristband (available at the box office).  Write your cell phone number somewhere on your child’s pass; in the event you become separated from your child, security can call you.  Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Handicapped facilities and assistance are available.  There is limited handicapped parking in the Telluride Town Park parking lot located just over the vehicle bridge to the east (left) as you enter.  Handicapped showers and portapotties are available. Campground hosts are available to assist with golf carts if needed. The festival is wheelchair accessible.
  • Restroom and shower facilities are available 24/7.  Cold showers are free; there is a charge for hot showers. Bring quarters or buy them from the campground host.  There are two places to find showers: one by the swimming pool and the other on the east side of the campground.
  • No bathing or washing dishes in the river.
  • Bagged ice is available for sale at the campground.
  • You may have alcohol in the campground however, open containers may not leave the campground.  No open containers may be transported into the festival grounds, Telluride or Mountain Village.
  • Camping quiet hours are 2am to 7am. Please, at all times, be respectful of your neighbors.
  • Campfires are NOT permitted. Campground charcoal grills that are in place may be used for grilling. Propane campstoves are allowed.
  • This is bear country! Please keep a tidy campsite or risk unwanted guests.
  • Stow food properly, DO NOT leave food out.
  • Generators are permitted between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
  • FREE phone charging stations are available at the campground.  A limited number of electric outlets are available near the bathrooms.
  • There are no electrical hookups in Town Park, only a handful of electrical outlets for charging phones.
  • Pets are not permitted in the campground.
  • Camping is not allowed on the ball field or in the parking lot.
  • Load-Out:
    • Break camp
    • Move your gear to the nearest convenient pick up spot.
    • Then and only then, go get your vehicle.
    • Cooperate with staff when parking.
    • Load out as quickly as possible
    • The campground closes at 11:00am so please plan accordingly.
  • CAMPING IS NOT PERMITTED ON THE STREETS OF TELLURIDE. It is illegal to camp on private land without owner’s consent.
  • No refunds or exchanges.
  • All ticket sales are final.
  • Event proceeds rain or shine.
  • Artists and schedule are subject to change.

Telluride Town Park Weekend Car Camping Pass $125/vehicle

  • This pass is for your vehicle only.
  • Telluride Town Park Campground Car and RV passes will be mailed to you in mid-June. Be sure to bring your car/RV pass with you or you may risk losing your car/RV spot.
  • A car camping pass allows you to keep your car parked next to your campsite. If there are four people in a vehicle and you want to bring your vehicle in the campground with you, you must purchase four camping passes in addition to one vehicle pass.
  • Car camping spaces are limited and typically sell out the first week.
  • Cars with passes are not permitted to drive in and out of the campground during the festival.
  • Vehicles 18 feet and over are classified as RVs.  Please purchase a RV pass if your vehicle is over 18 feet. RVs over 30 feet cannot be accommodated.
  • Please note that there are no RV hook-ups provided in the campground.
  • Anything with a license plate is considered a vehicle and therefore requires a vehicle pass (cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, pull-behind campers, etc.)
  • A pop up trailer requires a car camping pass, not a RV pass.
  • If you want to keep both a car and trailer in the campground, you will need two car camping passes.
  • Children under 12 are free.
  • All ticket sales are final.
  • No refunds or exchanges.
  • Event proceeds rain or shine.

Telluride Town Park Weekend RV Pass $225/RV

  • This pass is for your RV only. RV passes are very limited and typically sell out the first day.
  • Telluride Town Park Campground car and RV passes will be mailed to you in mid-June. Be sure to bring your car/RV pass with you or you may risk losing your car/RV spot.
  • In order to park your RV in the campground, you will need to purchase a RV pass and camping passes for each individual who is camping.
  • You must have both a camping pass and festival pass to enter the campground during the festival.
  • Camping Passes do not include admission into the festival.
  • Camping passes are sold per person and per vehicle, not per site.
  • RV Passes are valid from 8:00am Friday through Monday at 11:00am.
  • RVs are not permitted to drive in and out of the campground during the festival.
  • There are no reservations for physical camping sites or RV sites, camping is on a first come, first served basis. 
  • Expect the camping atmosphere to be communal in nature. 
  • Vehicles 18 feet and over are considered RVs, we cannot accommodate RVs over 30 feet.
  • Please note that there are no RV hook-ups provided in the campground.
  • RVs must be self-contained.
  • Generators are permitted between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
  • Camping quiet hours are 2am to 7am. Please, at all times, be respectful of your neighbors.
  • Handicapped facilities and assistance are available.  There is limited handicapped parking in the Telluride Town Park parking lot located just over the vehicle bridge to the east (left) as you enter.  Handicapped showers and portapotties are available. Campground hosts are available to assist with golf carts if needed. The festival is wheelchair accessible.
  • There is a dump station and hose with non-potable water at the Waste Water Treatment Plant.  To find the Waste Water Plant, travel 3 miles west of Telluride then head south at the round about towards Mountain Village, then take your first right turn (about 100 yards from the round about) towards the Waste Water Treatment Plant.  The dump station is on the cement pad and the hose is located on the corner of the building.
  • There is no place in Telluride to fill your RV with potable water.
  • Restrooms and pay-showers are available in the campground. Bring quarters or purchase them from the campground host.
  • Pets are not permitted in the campground.
  • Children aged 12 and under are free in the campground and festival.  Children must wear a festival wristband (available at the box office).  Write your cell phone number somewhere on your child’s pass; in the event you become separated from your child, security can call you.  Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Event proceeds rain or shine.
  • Ticket refunds and exchanges are not permitted.
  • Mountains Side Gear Rental offers an array of a la carte products such as backpacks, chairs, coolers, and more so that you can fully enjoy your weekend in the San Juan mountains in Telluride.